Hi all! I just got a new teaching job and I couldn't be more excited. However, I'm getting nervous because I don't know anything! All I know is the grade level and that's just about it. I haven't seen my classroom. I don't know what the curriculum is. I don't anything about the schedule, available supplies/resources, class size, school policies, or programs. I know I will get filled in on some of this eventually. I've received a letter from the district concerning a week of new teacher orientation at the end of August. However, I still don't think that will fully answer my school questions and I want to start planning now! I'm the type that would spend my whole summer thinking about the next school year if I were given a chance. I'm beginning to panic because I feel like the week before school will arrive and I'll have so much to do and won't be prepared! Is it appropriate to call/e-mail the principal and ask to meet with her or a secretary to be let into the building during the summer to pick up curriculum materials/take a peak at my classroom? Is this kind of thing even allowed? I don't want to intrude on her vacation time or sound too over-eager. What should I do?